January 18, 2007

Death From Water Intoxication

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This is just a terrible thing. Now I had heard of people dying from drinking too much water. Actually I have heard of several child abuse cases that were all over the news a few years ago about parents using some sort of water punishment that resulted in the same thing. Death for the kids. Parents were making their kids drink large amounts of water when they were misbehaving and then they were not allowed to go to the bathroom. If I recall 3 kids died this way from three different families.

This is a clip from the actual DJ's setting up the skit. They are acaually talking to the woman who died. Listeners even called in telling them that and warning them that people could die from water intoxication. Their response...they signed releases so if anything happens it is okay.

A California radio station has fired 10 staff members after a contest to drink as much water as possible to win a new Nintendo Wii game console resulted in a woman's death, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Jennifer Strange, 28, a mother of three, died from water intoxication after taking part in a "Hold your wee for a Wii" competition on a morning radio show on Sacramento station KDND-FM. Friday.

She was one of about 20 contestants who tried to outdrink each other without going to the toilet and was reported to have drunk about seven quarts (6-1/2 liters) of water in a bid to win the Wii for her children. She was the runner-up.

After the contest she called in sick at work and was found dead at her home about five hours later.

A spokesman for the station's parent company, Entercom/Sacramento, said 10 staff members, including several on-air DJs, had been fired from the station over the incident.

"They are no longer with the company for violating the terms of their employment agreements with the station," said the spokesman, without elaborating on contract details.

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